Captain C is going away this week to church camp. It is really the first time he has been away from home without us for more than a night! He is SO excited and I know he will have a great time but it is hard for me to let him go. I did a lot of senior pictures this spring and I can't imagine what those moms are feeling when their babies go off to college. They are growing up way too fast and I know our time will be here before we know it. *sigh, pass me a tissue, please*
I had t and P make cards for him and we hid them in his suitcase for him to find during the week. Tricky T wadded his up and started crying. He kept saying he didn't know why he was crying but when I asked him if he was going to miss C, he said, "I think so." Tonight, when I was kissing the boys goodnight, t said, "I don't want C to go to camp." They fight like cats and dogs most days so it is reassuring to see how much they do love each other. C says he is just going a week and doesn't see the big deal...and he will probably only miss us at night and towards the end of the week ;) That's fine because I will miss him enough for the both of us!
I'm praying he learns a lot about himself and grows by leaps and bounds in his walk with the Lord. Oh, and has a great time and is returned to us in one piece. If he gives me a big hug when he sees me again and tells me how much he missed me, that will be a bonus ;o)
Here is a picture of him that I took yesterday while we were at the park. He found this rock that looked like a "C" :) Man, I love this kid...even if he is growing too fast!